Osteoporosis Canada Resources
Celebrate Osteoporosis Month with new Video Series on Exercise!
Osteoporosis Canada announces video series on exercise developed in partnership with uWaterloo and the Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences Centre. Everyday Monday to Friday through November, a new video will provide ideas for safe and effective exercise & physical activity. The series starts with the stories of 4 very different people with osteoporosis and shows their innovative solutions to keeping healthy and active. Which one will speak to you? Tune in at www.osteoporosis.ca/exercise-videos/ to find out!
Bone Fit™ - an evidence informed exercise training for health professionals. The accredited program teaches individuals how best to teach safe and effective exercises to people with or at risk of osteoporosis. More detailed information below.
“Beyond the Break” inter-professional education series, presented via telemedicine and developed by Osteoporosis Canada and Women’s College Hospital.
Designed for primary healthcare professionals working with people living with osteoporosis, this modular series provides updates on the latest advances in recognition, diagnosis, treatment and education on osteoporosis.
To register for free upcoming events please visit:
Too Fit to Fracture Exercise guidelines for individuals with osteoporosis or osteoporotic vertebral fractures – released June 2014 by Osteoporosis Canada.
In 2010, Osteoporosis Canada launched Bone Fit™ an evidence-informed exercise training workshop for certified exercise and health professionals.
The course content was developed by a Physical Therapist in conjunction with an advisory committee of expert clinicians and academics in the area of osteoporosis and exercise.
The workshop is designed with an e-learning module followed by a face-face session to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. The workshop teaches simple transitional movements, activities of daily living and recreational pursuits adaptable for people with osteoporosis.
The 1 Day Bone Fit™ workshop is designed for Personal Trainers, Fitness instructors, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physiotherapy Assistants and other certified fitness professionals.
The 2 Day Bone Fit™ workshop is designed for Physiotherapists, Physio Assistants, Kinesiologists, Exercise Physiologists and other certified exercise health professionals.
Registration for the workshop includes access to the E- Learning modules, course binder and a full day workshop. On completion of the workshop and post-workshop quiz the health professional is recognized by Osteoporosis Canada as Bone Fit™ Trained. Bone Fit™ Trained individuals receive access to the Members’ Area on the webpage and a listing on the Bone Fit™ Trained Locator Map.
The program is accredited by a number of organizations: http://www.bonefit.ca/accreditation/
To learn further about the program at bonefit.ca
To locate a Bone Fit™ trained professional in your area please visit: bonefit.ca/locator/